Review: LG LX370
The LX370's screen is OK. Brightness, clarity, sharpness and all that are fine. My biggest complaint is the size. It feels a bit cramped. Given the 3.5-inch screens gracing the front of some phones, it seems like even feature phones should pack a bit more display to compete. Sadly, that's not the case here. I was, however, able to read it outside just fine.
Sprint's signal is amazingly consistent where I live. Nearly every phone I test on the Sprint network exhibits the same signal coverage, and the LX370 is no different. It shows two bars of coverage in most of my house, but drops to zero bars or one bar in my basement. What really mattered was that the phone didn't drop any calls while I was testing it. It came up empty in the NJ vault, losing Sprint's signal entirely. I also experienced several data calls that timed-out.
The LX370 is one of the best Sprint phones I've tested in recent memory when it comes to call clarity. There was no hiss, static, or other noise, just crystal clear phone calls. When it comes to volume, the LX370 is a bit too loud when turned all the way up, audible in most environments when the volume is set to about 60%, and still pretty good with the volume knocked down to 30%. Ringers, on the other hand, were wildly inconsistent. Some were simpler louder than others. Be sure to pick one that stands out to you and fiddle with the volume until you reach the right balance. If you find the right one, you can make it loud enough to be heard.
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The LX370 made it though three days consistently on a single charge. Testing it with a combination of calls, messaging, web browsing and so on didn't seem to have that much of an effect on battery life. I'd say it's safe to leave the charger at home for a weekend getaway, but be sure it's fully charged when you leave.
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